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CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
backs it up. it is families that are the solution and the ultimate building block for america. because no stimulus, no entitlement reform, no health care initiative, no educational revamp can match the power of an intact, two parent family and driving economic growth health and well being in the united states. [applause] and i come from a family where my parents did divorce. i understand the difficulty and the difficulty that is single parents have. and this is not to den grate them in any way. but it's also to say our government needs to prefer a tax code and a policy that prefers family formation and the building up of families so that children have a safe environment to grow up because no one loves them more than mom and d. no government agency, no government bureaucrat. it's mom and dad. we've been told that we need a truce on social issues and i would highly disagree with that because the truth is social conserveatism is fiscal conserveatism. i mentioned just briefly about the fair tax. i am as a tax lawyer as i told you earl
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 10:30am EDT
dingell will represent dearborn, the largest arab- american community in america and rep keith ellison, congress's first muslim representative. this is one hour, 45 minutes. . [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] [gavel] [no audio] >> the committee on homeland security will come to order. the committee is meeting today to hear testimony on the extent of radicalization in the american-moslem community and investigate the committee response. the chair wishes to remind our guests today that demonstrations from the audience including the use of signs and placards as well as verbal outbursts are a violation of the rules of the house and the chair wishes to thank our guests for their cooperation in maintaining order and proper decorum. in the interest of time, the ranking member and that -- and i have agreed that we have to remember witnesses testifying on panel 1. as a prior consultation, i ask unanimous consent to congressman dingell, congressman ellison, and congressman wolf as member witnesses not to be subject to questions from committe
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 10:00am EDT
standing for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. thank you. you may be seated. we have a great lineup for you this morning. before we get to that, i have a few programming notes. you've got a program when you came in today. it reads from left to right in order of the speakers. we do have a little change in the program. senator rick santorum could not be here today. he sent his regrets. he did everything he could to be here. after the family values panel we will adjourn for a one hour lunch break. lunch will be a $10 a box lunch available to you right outside where you registered. you can try to navigate through the sky walk in beautiful downtown des moines. we will reconvene one hour after that. one last thing. this is a little important. turn off cell phones or put them in silenct mode. i am the director of the conservative principles pac congressman steve king's leadership back. pac. it is my honor to introduce this mornin
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 1:00pm EDT
with it the right resources by countering that ideology. the narrative says that america is against muslims, it creates this that america is going to iraq, to convert, kill them, attack them. that's the narrative. we can present our strategy so far has been try to break down that propaganda. that's wrong. we need to have a forward strategy of liberty minded freedom minded ideas into the islamic consciousness. we can do that as muslims but we need your help through websites, a social network. look what happened in egypt and tunisia through social networking and that countered a lot, that wasn't islamists that did that. most was secular muslims that wanted to take control of their future. when we have a government that produces a report and after the hassan incident and the word muslim or islam or jihad isn't in the document, you wonder why we are so paralyzed in treating this, i as a muslim i need this conversation. if we're going to fix this cancer that's within, the whole viable wonderful beautiful faith that i practice, we need to be able to talk about it. it's like trying to treat cancer
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 1:00pm EDT
champion of u.s. engagement in latin america and did an excellent job as my husband's on boy during the clinton administration. i think -- my husband's on vvoy during the clinton administration. this is an ideal place to discuss what i see as one of the central strategic opportunities for the united states today. obviously, there is a lot going on around the world. there is much that demands are urgent attention from the historic changes in the middle east and north africa to the tragedy unfolding in japan. as i often say, we have to deal with both the urgent and the important at the same time. with president obama departing for resilience in just a few hours, -- for brazilia and just a few hours, this is the time to consider another important part of the world. the president's trip coincides with the anniversary of a major milestone in hemispheric relations. 50 years ago, president kennedy launched the alliance for progress, pledging that the united states would join with latin american leaders to address head-on a development challenge that was, as he put it, staggering in its dim
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 6:00am EST
. free women. free religion. women of freedom. so what you want from america, clear.ite we told them, we told them, and we told the united nations. after gaddafi we are able to have and build the new libya, democratic, free, moderate, modern libya. libya, all of us are muslim. sewn sunnies.as yo as you libyans. they are patriots. they are fighters. after jihad against the italians their sacrifice are quite clear. and we are proud of them. are our brothers. no difference between whether from beirut or -- we are united. we are one tribe. the tribe of libya. >> thank you. [applause] just to add to it, after the liberation of the cities in libya, most of the cities have established civilian governing bodies. these civilian governing bodies are made of lawyers, of judges, of the youth, of the movement. and all of them are working now even though in the short period they have shown the people when the people govern themselves really, not as gaddafi used to do, they have done a better job and the people have seen the difference. all the material that we see sometimes in the western press, it's
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2011 6:00am EST
and america. i am not willing to give on any schools. i did not accept failure here in america. [applause] >> i believe the status quo is not acceptable and it is time to change it. it is time we came together. we come together a list of all of this should thus all the students. we are giving every child a chance to make the most of their god given potential. the good news is that we know what works. we can see it in schools and communities across the country every day. we see it in a place like bruce randolph school in denver. this was rated one of the worst schools in colorado three years ago. last may, they graduated 97% of their seniors. most of them are the first and their families to go to college. the violence is down 80% compared to a few years ago. of course, we can see it right here at miami central. [applause] and a little bit more than a decade ago when the state exams started -- in each of their five years and then they had an and each after that, the halls were literally better with garbage. one of the buildings here was called the fishbowl because it was always flooding. [a
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2011 10:30am EST
published monday in the miami harold wrote "we are the most generous nation in america and friendly aid should go to shows countries that support our values." some attempt to secure the facts through novel ways of slicing and dicing the numbers. there continue to be significant increases in recent years. the $61.4 billion international affairs request is a 42% increase over fiscal year 2008 levels. the increases are more dramatic when we focus on the state department's own salaries and operations. the $12 billion state programs request say 25% increase over 2010 actual levels and nearly 75% increase since 2008. there is also a problem of misplaced priorities. the administration should also not propose increases while cutting forces in counterterrorism. particularly when they have sites set on american targets and americans are being captured and kille and killed by somali pirates. the country's transition to a more stable and democratic future must forever guide us. pakistan must also do more to meet the pressing united states concerns, including the release of raymond davis, our detai
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00pm EDT
people, build america, put people back to work unless you have a robust funding stream in the transportation sector? . . [applause] . . when they are going to have a job and whether they can feed and clothe their families. if you live in and do not choose to do that, shame thatlimp -- limp in and choose not to do that, shame on you. this is a big deal. this new bunch that was elected in my party, they are serious. they are serious. so serious that they changed the house rules at the beginning. we try to get them not to change the rules, but they changed it. no longer are the authorizations' coupled with the appropriation -- with the appropriations. it does not have to be what is coming in from the trust fund. this is a big fight. if you do not treated as a big fight, things are going to happen to you. i will close and let my friend continue. i hope you have a happier speech that i have. i am from ohio. we are celebrating. this is the first year in eight years that we have not had an ohio member of congress in prison. [applause] [laughter] we are happy about that. i will
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 10:00am EDT
on our video library. it is washington, you are way created by america's cable companies. >> the house voted to ban federal funds for npr programming. the vote would prevent public radio stations from spending federal funds on programming. no house democrats voted in favor of the measure. it is opposed by the white house and is unlikely to be brought up by the senate. here is a portion of the house debate. kburn: mr. speaker, pursuant to houseesolution 1764 -- 174, i call up h.r. 1076, a bill to prohibit federal funding of nation public radio and the use of federal funds to acquire radio content. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of e bill. the clerk: h.r. 1076, bill hibthibt -- a bill to prohibit federal funding of nation public radio and these of federal funds to acquire radio content. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 174, the bill is considered as read. the gentlelady from tennessee, mrs. blackburn, the gentleman from california, mr. waxman, will each control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: t
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 1:00pm EDT
as the game of football in america. most of them killed were civilians. these are mistakes produced by the feeling that there is a need to produce a counter narrative to the reversal of the momentum. if you are looking at it from an incident point of view, it looks very bad. if you look at it beyond the operational point of view, these are explosions trying to change the near to. not changing the holding. you can see from the afghans that the hold of the taliban on territories is not there anymore. they may return. that is why spring will be crucial. they may not find the weapons they were hiding. the end result of judgment will be later. spring would show whether the taliban have been able to do a counter offensive or not in there for the security would have been changing particularly about perception. >> we have a question from doyle mcmanus. asking about bilateral talks between afghanistan and the taliban. he is in the overflow room. >> i think the speech by secretary of state hillary clinton was indicating do not talk to friends in confidence. but to produce peace, you need to t
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 2:00am EDT
that was wrong. you saw kids riding in back -- that back flat areas in cars all across america. nobody blinked an eye about it, right? today, what would you do if you saw an unrestrained child riding that way on i-395? a lot of you would all lose your mind and start honking. some of you all will call the state police and say, we've got a problem over here. but that's what i'm talking about in terms of the evolution of expectation and safety culture. and a lot of it has had to do with the hard work of the national highway traffic safety administration, our partners like all of you here in the room, our state law enforcement partners, mothers against drunk driving, safe kid, consumers union, consumer federation of america. the laundry list is huge. but originally all highway advocates. i'm sorry, jackie. i would never forget you. this is the problem. if i go list the people you all know me personally. you didn't name me. jackie, i owe you something special. we have to have lunch. i can never forget advocates. but the point being is this. it took a tremendous amount of work to get the behavioral
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 2:00pm EST
is not yet underway. as we begin debating the future of housing in america, it is important for the committee to understand the challenges that our nation faces. today's hearing is part of that process. we will explore various aspects of the housing market including the impact of foreclosures in the single unit family and the availability of work force housing. the housing sector remains in turmoil. today, we see a decrease in the property values hurting homeowner's equity, rabin foreclosures, devastating neighborhoods, and falling homeownership rate that threatens the option of home ownership out of reach even for qualified borrowers. according to the case-shiller house again? -- housing index, levels have fallen to 2003 which has put in record levels of homeowners under water in their mortgages and effectively trapped in homes they cannot sell. meanwhile, widespread foreclosures compound the problem by shutting down -- shutting down the availability of other homes in the neighborhood. losing one's home to foreclosure often means the loss of the largest part of a family's wealth and can crea
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
states of america. what you do about the intilt ration of the military, infiltration of the security force with the cartels because the cartels pay more than the government and the corruption is another whole story for another hearing, mr. chairman. but i appreciate your mentioning those issues and i think we just have to do something about it. so thank you again for appearing before us. i think my time is up so i will save the other questions. >> ok. like to go down to mr. carter. >> thank you, mr. chairman. and first commissioner thank you for being here. thank you for all the people and your department that are doing very important work to protect our nation. we in texas feel it probably more or as much, i would argue most, in this country as far as what you are doing on our borders. we are very appreciative of it. my friend just raised the issue of the question that seems to come up every time we address the border. we certainly are aware of the violence coming from the south. and the question then comes up, where do the weapons come from? and it seems to be that the finger gets
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 6:00am EDT
on an international markets, and therefore america has no influence, little to no influence on the price of oil thereby little control over the price of gas at the pumps. do you agree with secretary salazar, dr. foss when he says the u.s. cannot impact the price of oil and therefore the price of gas at the pumps? >> i disagree. >> would you explain why you disagree? >> we are both a large producer, the largest producer, and a large consumer, and i still think we are the largest consumer. it hasn't been passed up yet. that gives us i think market clout we don't use to our advantage and i think there's a lot of ways of exercising that that came up this morning i think through the international relationships for our own actions and our own country through our industry activities how we signal to the will of our intentions going forward. all of those things, how we manage our energy consumption and things we do to put in place to use our energy resources wisely. all of that has impact. estimate it encourages me that you think so, because i certainly think so as well, and as i commented to secretary
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 10:00am EST
showing deficits and debt. this is about the economic future of america. and the conclusion of the study is that when you get a gross debt above 90% of gdp, your future economic prospects are compromised. there are reduced. there are reduced substantially. that is why this matters. i believe the only way we are going to solve the nation goes a long term fiscal imbalances by a long-term debt reduction planned. the proposal would reduce the does -- debt over the next decade. it would get it stabilized and brought down as a share of gdp so we would be in a position to handle future shocks that none of us can anticipate. i believe the plan at the commission plan should include entitlement changes, tax reform that simplifies the tax code, lowers rates, and raises revenue. the commission plan provided such a budget approach. the savings come from non discretionary, mandatory spending, and revenue. it is worth emphasizing that savings from social security reforms are used only -- and i emphasize "only," not for deficit reduction. if there is one message i'd like to get out there as clearly as i
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 2:00am EDT
up around the year 1175. unfortunately, it did not have the united states or america audit, but it showed clearly europe africa, and asia. baghdad was a dead center in that map. people nowadays send their kids to harvard and london and paris to study. in those days, the princes of europe sent their kids to baghdad to study. this is the importance of iraq in an historical context. with and the arabic culture iraq has a pivotal place. in modern times. iraq was established after the breakup of the ottoman empire, when the british came in. they established the state of iraq. initially, they thought they could govern directly, but after the 1920 uprising, it became very clear to them that iraq had to be independent. and therefore it was set up as an independent state. and a started actually making considerable progress in building up modern institutions, democratic institutions. there was parliament. and we were ahead of all of the countries in the region in education, arts, women's rights. the first iraqi woman graduated from law school in and 1935, when neighboring countri
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2011 10:00am EST
the postal service. the postal service has delivered mail six days a week to every home in america, including over 170 billion mail pieces in 2010 along. the service suffered from an operating deficit of $8.50 billion in 2010 and predicts further losses in the future. the deep economic recession is the primary driver of the rapid, recent decline in mail volume. the need for work-force the need for work-force reductions and other cost- cutting measures must be the primary focus of the postal service. its labor union and this congress, in order to improve the financial stability of this institution -- everyone has a stake in the postal service and must work together to find solutions. the postmaster, pat donahoe, recently submitted a report to return the service to profitability. i commend you on that report. you reviewed how best to provide retail postal services and implement automated services to deliver e efficiency. the postal service is negotiating labor contracts with postal employee unions. those efforts have not resulted in a self funding postal service. realigning the postal work forc
CSPAN
Mar 5, 2011 2:00pm EST
exited the air walk, we were over the jungle in south america somewhere. it was beautiful, the clouds, the river basin and the greenery. i had to remind myself that i had work to do and i could not take in the scenery. i had to tear myself away from that in get things ready for our tasks today. >> what was your most challenging task? it you have any surprises and what was your most exciting moments so far? >> it has been a pleasure so far here. we have spent two months on expedition 26. the most challenging time here -- there is no real time. the challenge is when i look at a procedure for the first time. it looks complex and i tried to do it without making mistakes. sometimes i do. for me, those are the most challenging times. as usual, with familiarity, things get more familiar and we get to do it with no problems. we always have the mission control helping us and keeping us out of trouble. >> i represent a cohasset mariner in massachusetts. what has been the most challenging part and the most unexpected part of your shuttle flight? >> the most challenging part was trying to get up
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2011 1:00pm EST
as a nation, but for your service in your lifetime of leadership on issues that do matter to america's security, interest, and values. it is an honor to appear here before you. i recently took part in an emergency meeting in geneva to discuss the events unfolding in libya. i would like to offer a brief update. we have joined the libyan people in demanding that colonel gaddafi must go now without further violence and bloodshed. we are working to translate the world's outrage into action and results. marathon diplomacy at the united nations and with our allies has yielded steps to pressure and isolate libya's leaders. we have started steps to suspend libya a from the human-rights council. we are dispatching expert humanitarian teams to help those fleeing the violence from libya into tunisia. we are prepared to support is critical civilian missions. we are taking no option off the table as long as the libyan government continues to turn its guns on its own people. as both the chairman and the ranking member have noted, the region is changing. a strong, strategic american response will b
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 2:00am EDT
about it. guest: let me add one short thought. i was in president -- i was in south america with president obama. each time he would say that, people would laugh. ha it is a work in progress here as well. -- it is a work in progress here as well. host: jason from new jersey, good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span and for this topic. i'd think this is really hard for a lot of people to understand. i just have to bring it back to a very basic level. some of these discussions what they remind me of, it's like to hands are clapping and argument about what one is making the sound. we're losing the bigger picture. what condi said it is an eye for and i will make the entire -- gandhi said is an eye for an eye will make the entire world blind. there is a book which says we should be sharpen our sickle's instead of our swords -- sharpening our sickles instead of our swords. what -- where is peace? when is igt going to end? god bless america. god bless you guys. host: hoping for arab mandelas -- guest: let me come back to the caller who said he wants to see more peac
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2011 2:00am EST
that it went under preventative but no one is asking me. >> this report shows that america is becoming unmarried nation. we are getting married later, having children later. these are necessities, not only about women but as men -- about men as well. >> this is across class, that everyone needs access to. if professional women who want to get their ph.d. s and put off having children down and two women are starting to date and these are things that you need across class and across age. >> a question all the way of back -- in the back. >> my name is anna belle, a professional training clinician. my question is two parts. how large was your sample? and when you looked at women in the workforce, did you take into account the men and women who are coming back from the wars in iraq, iran, and afghanistan, which has absolutely change their family situation, financial situation, and the needs -- because that is really quite important to look at -- they may have had both parents working, and now things have changed. the second thing i would like to ask with regard to domestic violence, because
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 10:30am EDT
] >> president obama is taking a torture latin america and he stopped in rio de janeiro to deliver a speech on u.s.-brazil relations and then he arrives in santiago, chile for a press conference with the chilean president. it will travel to ellis of the door tuesday will he will meet with the present there for a bilateral meeting and press conference. before returning wednesday, he will stay in el salvador where he tours the national cathedral and the mayan ruins. >> today on suspense "road to the white house," harmon kane on the economy and whether he will run for the republican nomination then i put my toe in the water and now i am up to my neck. >> the feedback we have gotten from people across this country, tens of thousands who are willing to volunteer -- >> at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. >> monday night, marking the eighth anniversary of the department of homeless to charity with former secretary tom ridge and michael chertoff and press secretary janet napolitano. they discuss the nature of threats facing the country, the structure of the agency, and what they miss most about the job. >> people hav
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 10:30am EDT
on it. it was a time in america's history where the american people should see what is going on in the house and the senate. you can argue whether it was a good or bad idea. i thank was the right thing to do. i never like to secret holes. i believe in transparency. tom daschle and i tried several times to get a grip on secret holes. the hole is a huge problem for the leader in both parties. you have these secret polls that come down out of the rafters and stop a or a bill and quite often, the majority leader would be trying to move a bill. not only were they secret, they got rolling holes which is once by determine which centre was holding it, he would say he was not holding it and another hole would drop on it. i felt there needed to be some reform there. there is no question that the difficulty in getting people to accept nominations to executive positions and the difficulty you go through regardless whether you're republican or democrat is outrageous. the recent reform where they took about 1/3 of the nominees out of the confirmation process they did not need to go to that
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2011 2:00am EDT
america, it can lead to a defense cooperation. there are elements of defense cooperation from one case to the other. one thing to note on the national security council is that one of the emerging power is a subcommittee which is quite heavily prosperity- focused even though it comes under the umbrella of the national security council. it is a defensive for most of this discussion. it is a port to be developing the national relationships which may serve as years from now. we oversee those relationships including culture and the diplomacy in the business department relationships as well. all of these things are factors into creating alliances and the national relationships. >> the whole approach has been to create a multi layered approach. we have bilateral relations with the united states which are political and military and economic. we tried to develop relationships where we feel we should have a stronger relationship like in turkey or india. turkey because it has strategic geographical position. we see a nato partner that has been alienated by the eu approach to citizenship. we have
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 2:00am EDT
. america's capacity to lead matters. experience matters. wide-eyed favor governors? i've ever devised because they have been in the firing line of chief executives of a large public entity that had to make decisions in the public domain. that experience is important. i urge you as we go forward to the next 11:00 months left its shortened by the process. about 11 or 12 months we as citizens are called on to make important sources. we have to decide whom we will support. i just ask that you take the time to think about this serious parts of the decision. the decisions should be based on philosophy, perspectives, issues, based on experience, at capacity to lead, based on an understanding of what the responsibility of the job is. if you do that i suspect the country no matter where you come down as an individual, if we all do that and go through the process, i suspect the country will be a bit better off than if we fail to do our homework. you're very nice to let me come down and visit with you. i think you very much and i
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